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ABCs of the forest

Sunday, January 08, 2012

A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? It can but it depends on what it is for. For contests it competition does push me. For regular every day life stuff I'm not competitive. Does that make sense?

B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)? I'm a former but always a Pixie.

C is for CHILDREN...you have? I have a 14 year old stepson. He eats us out of house and home!

D is for DOWNFALL...what's you're biggest temptation? Hmmm, usually snacky stuff, but around here if you want a snack you have to make it from scratch so it's easy to avoid.

E is for EXCUSE...what is your most famous? How can we help you overcome it? Too busy! I use that a lot, especially on the weekends. If I spend 3 hours moving dirt I really don't feel like doing "real" exercise afterwards.

F is for FURRY FRIENDS...you have? For the furry kind we have 3 goats, 9 rabbits, 2 dogs and 3 cats. Of the feathered kind we have 13 chickens and 3 turkeys. Of the cold blooded kind we have bees! Ok, not really "pets" but we do have to care for them like our other animals.

G is for GROCERIES...what do you fill your cart with? Nothing! I don't go to the grocery store! But I do buy a lot of food at the farmers' market and it's all produce.

H is for HOME...what state do you call home? California

I is for INSPIRE...who or what is your roll model/inspiration? Joel Salatin. Most people don't know who he is, but to me he is one of the most influential farmers in the U.S. Visiting his farm and meeting him was life changing.

J is for JOB...What do you do for a living? I'm a landscape design consultant. In other words I'm a project manager for a landscape architecture firm.

K is for KEEP IT SIMPLE...What's your focus when short on time? Eating right.

L is for LOG...Do you use the Nutrition and Fitness trackers? I do, but I'm actually better with logging my food than my fitness.

M is for MOTIVATION...Which gives you more, Mirror or Scale? Scale. It's gratifying faster.

N is for NAME...What's the meaning behind your sparkname? rbrink is the first initial of my first name plus the first part of my last name. In the public realm I actually go by Rachel Hoff though. 21 was my soccer jersey number in high school.

O is for OUNCES...How many ounces of water do you consume on a daily basis? I try for 84 but usually it's closer to 48.

P is for PRODUCE...How many fruits and veggies do you consume daily? Definitely more than the average person since we only eat whole foods.

Q is for QUOTE...what's your favorite? "The wonderful thing about food is you get three votes a day. Every one of them has the potential to change the world. Now, it may seem a little daunting to think, “Oh my God, I’ve got to vote right three times a day.” And, you know, in fact, you don’t and you won’t. We all have our junk foods that we can’t resist, and that’s fine.

But if you get it right once a day, you can produce a more sustainable agriculture, a cleaner environment, diminish climate change, and improve the lot of animals. That’s an amazing power that we have, and we all have it." ~ Michael Pollan

R is for ROUTINE...Average number of days and minutes you exercise weekly? I want to get at least 20 min. every day.

S is for STATUS...Married, Single, Involved, Other? Married to the best guy ever!

T is for TIME...What time zone are you in? Pacific Standard. But don't let that fool you, I get up early every day.

U is for UNWIND...What is your favorite pass time or hobby? I love to garden (obviously) and write. I also find milking the goats to be meditative as long as they are cooperating.

V is for VACATION...If you could travel anywhere, what destination would you choose? I really want to take a cruise around the Mediterranean.

W is for WEIGHT WORKOUT...Do you follow a consistent ST program? I'm bad, I don't.

X is for "X" MARKS THE SPOT...What do you want to see happen these 12 weeks, other than the scale move? I get more energy and sleep better!

Y is for YESTERDAY...Do you allow choices to push you forward or dwell on them? I just keep moving forward. You can change yesterday.

Z is for ZERO...name one thing you couldn't live without? Whole milk. After reading Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food I can never drink or eat nonfat milk products again.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Love that you grow your food! That is awesome~ Enjoyed your blog and peeking over your photo gallery!
    2290 days ago
    I have a feeling some good things are gonna rub off from you...
    Looking fwd to spending the next 12 weeks w/ you!
    2293 days ago
    You give me energy to eat more whole foods. I will have to make a conscious effort to do this!
    2293 days ago
    I love that you only eat whole foods. My husband wants to farm in the near future and is doing an apprenticeship with Greenbank Farms this next season.
    2293 days ago
    Joel Salatin was the hero and inspiration for a farmer friend when we lived in Illinois. We bought all our turkeys, chickens, and eggs from him.. and he did rotation in a similar amazing way that was just awesome to see. :)
    2293 days ago
    I love the Pets question for you!
    I made a pact with myself to get in at LEAST 20 minutes a day. It's totally doable. 20 minutes is nothing and goes by so fast! Join me. emoticon
    2293 days ago
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